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Synthetic Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at the Biomedical Interface



Discovery and development of new and potent anticancer agents, antibacterial agents, anti-inflammatory agents, and various enzyme inhibitors are the major research interests in Professor Ojima's laboratory. Integration of all relevant chemistry and biological tools, including computational biology (docking, in silico screening, molecular dynamics), chemical biology (protein expression, enzyme assays, fluorescence labeling), cell biology (cell culture, cytotoxicity assay, fluorescent confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, transmission and scanning electron microscopy), has successfully been realized in this program. Naturally, this research program is promoted in close collaboration with cell biologists, oncologists, microbiologist, pharmacologists, hematologists, toxicologists, etc., as well as the  Division of Laboratory Animals Resources for in vivo efficacy evaluations. The Ojima Laboratory has also been exploring and developing new synthetic methodologies, especially based on catalytic organic transformations, including enantioselective processes, cyclohydrocarbonylations and higher order cycloadditions and carbocyclizations, which provide the basis for the efficient syntheses of biologically active substances of medicinal interest, such as those anticancer and antibacterial agents mentioned above.

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The Ojima Research Laboratory 2017
Group News and Announcements








Dec 2017

Congratulation to Sarika Hira for receiving her B.S. Degree with distinction (suma cum laude) and high GPA!  


Nov 2017 

Congratulations to Dr. Krupa Haranahalli for winning 1st Place -Postdoc spotlight! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ODO15Gufz8)

Oct 2017 

Congratulations to Dr. Krupa Haranahalli for receiving one of the three "Best Poster Award for Medicinal Chemistry" at ICB&DD annual Symposium.

krupa Spotlight

Sep 2017 


Happy Birthday to Pat! Congratulations to Pat for her 20th anniversary in Ojima research Group! Thank you for your contributions and we are so lucky to have you!


May, Aug 2017 

Congratulations to Dr. Xin Wang and Dr. Changwei Wang for receiving their Ph.D. Degree!

Congratulations to Qianwen Gan and Katherine Maffucci for receiving their M.S. Degree!

Congratulation to Christie Shea for receiving her B.S. Degree!  We also congratulate her for her achievements: GPA 3.96, Outstanding Chemistry Student Award, Undergraduate Recognition Award for Academic Excellence. She will be joining the "Tri-Institutional Ph.D. Program in Chemical Biology" operated by Rockefeller University, Weill Cornell Medicine, and  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

2017 Commencement

December 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Longfei Wei for starting his job at AMRI, Albany! 

September 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Simon Tong for assuming a Lecturer position in Organic Chemistry Univ. Binghamton!

Congratulations to Dr. Krupa Haranahalli for receiving her postdoc position for Prof. Maurizio Del Poeta, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Prof. Ojima at ICB&DD!

August 2016

Congratulations to Longfei Wei, Simon Tong, Krupa Haranahalli for receiving their PhD degrees!


July 2016

Congratulations to Yaozhong Zhang for being selected to be Scholar in Biomedical Science Program!  Click here for more info!



March 2016 

Congratulations to Longfei Wei for receiving the Chemical Computing Group Research Excellence Awards in Medical Chemistry at the March 2016 ACS Meeting in San Diego!

March 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Siyeon Lee for starting her new job at Vireo Health!


October 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Siyeon Lee for receiving one of the three Best Poster Awards at 9th Annual ICB&DD Symposium!


September  2015

Congratulations to Dr. Chih-Wei Chien for being appointed as R&D Scientist at the SinoPharm, Taiwan!

Congratulations to Dr. Tao Wang for been appointed as Senior Scientist at the Kashiv Pharma, LLC in New Jersey!


July 2015

Congratulations to Professor Ojima for receiving the Ji-Yu Guo Endowment Distinguished Lectureship Award, Institute of Chemistry and BioMedical Sciences, Nanjing University!

Ji-Yu Guo Endowment

June 2015

Congratulations for a successful Stony Brook Symposium on "Chemical Synthesis in Life Sciences", celebrating the achievements of Professor Iwao Ojima on the occasion of his 70th Birthday!

For events and photos, please click here!



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Congratulations to Professor Ojima for establishing The Stony Brook University Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI-SBU) 

 Congratulations Professor Ojima for his induction to the Fellow of National Academy of Inventors!!!

link to NAI Induction Ceremony

 Congratulations to Professor Ojima for receiving the 2013 ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry. 

Stony Brook Symposium on
"Chemical Synthesis in Life Sciences"
June 5-6, 2015, Charles B. Wang Center
Celebrating the Achievements of Professor Iwao Ojima on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday
For more information please "Click Here"!
For more photos please "Click Here"!

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